A distribution is a collection of files that form an installer. When you use the Application Builder to build an installer that contains additional installers or components, the Application Builder prompts you to locate the original distribution for the components. Caching eliminates the need to specify a location for the additional components each time you build the installer.
|Note The LabVIEW Professional Development System includes the Application Builder. If you use the LabVIEW Base Package or Full Development System, you can purchase the Application Builder separately by visiting the National Instruments Web site.|
Caching the components of a distribution copies them into a permanent location on the local system. The next time you build an installer that includes these components, the Application Builder automatically copies the components from your local drive instead of prompting you for a distribution CD. Place a checkmark in the Copy selected distributions to this computer during the build checkbox on the Additional Installers page of the Installer Properties dialog box to enable caching.
If you enable the Copy selected distributions to this computer during the build checkbox then move or delete any of those cached files, LabVIEW cannot find the files the next time it builds the installer. You must relocate the additional installers or components manually.